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CALENDAR

May
4
Sat
Los Ranchos Growers’ and Art Markets @ Los Ranchos Growers' Market & Art Market
May 4 – Nov 9 all-day

Los Ranchos Growers’ and Art Markets

Regular Season, May 4 – November 9, 2019

Winter Markets: 2nd Saturday of the month, Dec – April, 10 am – noon 

Market Tables Note:  Lots of fresh local produce and products!

Carrots, leeks, apples, beets, Jerusalem artichokes, radishes, turnips, assorted greens, onions, garlic, seasonal plants, eggs, jams/jellies, various pastries (regular and gluten free), honey, local products, burritos, popcorn, hot coffee, and more!

Artists

The Los Ranchos Art Market is a wonderful place to find creative and unique products handcrafted by New Mexico artists.  Available products include jewelry in various styles and materials, pottery, glass mosaics, wooden home accessories, crocheted hats, toys, and other goodies, wind chimes, soap and other personal care products, quilts and other fabric creations, leather products, batik t-shirts, photographs, wall art in various styles and mediums, metal products, tie dyed wearables, upcycled furniture, pet products, knives, and candles.  There is always something new to discover!

Jul
11
Thu
New Mexico Jazz Festival
Jul 11 – Jul 28 all-day

14th Annual New Mexico Jazz Festival Kicks Off This Week with Doug Lawrence; NM Jazz Latino Orchestra; Frankie Vasquez; Marcia Ball & More!

It’s Here! The 14th Annual NM Jazz Festival! And the grand opening weekend kicks off this Thursday, July 11 at Outpost with the Doug Lawrence New Organ Quartet; followed by the fabulous NM Jazz Latino Orchestra with Frankie Vasquez at the ABQ Museum on Friday, July 12, 7pm! Then, it’s the NM Jazz Fest on Civic Plaza with Marcia Ball, Leyla McCalla & hONEyhoUSe on Saturday, July 13, 5:30-9:30pm! What a great opening weekend! The festival continues through Sunday July 28. Coming up after the opening weekend, it’s Cha Wa in Santa Fe and Albuquerque; 6th Annual John Lewis Celebration featuring Aaron Diehl & Warren Wolf, plus a Youth Clinic and Film Screening of George Schuller’s The Modern Jazz Quartet: From Residency to Legacy (see the trailer here!); the Route 66 Summerfest Jazz Fest Stage featuring the Albuquerque Jazz Orchestra with Hillary Smith & more; Edmar Castaneda in Albuquerque and Santa Fe; Dafnis Prieto’s Proverb Trio at Outpost; Kenny Barron-Dave Holland Trio + Stanley Clarke Band at the Lensic; Joey Alexander Trio at AAPAC and more! Get Your Tickets Today! Don’t wait, as many shows will sell out ahead of time!  Check it all out here!

Jul
14
Sun
Annual ABQ Jewish Film Fest
Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 28 @ 10:00 pm

6th Annual ABQ Jewish Film Festival. Celebrate the Jewish Experience Through Cinema

Six acclaimed films— all ABQ premieres — from the US, Israel, Mexico and Poland

The JCC’s 6th Annual ABQ Jewish Film Fest in Albuquerque will light up the screens during the last two weeks of July with six recently released film premieres.  Each year the Fest endeavors to weave a colorful fabric of uniquely Jewish stories that come to us through movies from around the world.  The Fest curators research current films showing at film fests worldwide to select a representative line-up of the finest films for Albuquerque audiences to enjoy.

This year that was an arduous task because not only has the roster of Jewish films grown substantially, but the quality of the films has equally progressed. Even though the task was daunting, it was truly a labor of love, screening and reviewing documentaries, dramas, comedies and all the territory in between from Denmark, Germany, France, Hungary, Belgium, Russia, Poland, Israel, India and the U.S.  The six   selected films are representative of the best of each genre and showcase the Jewish journey around the world from past to contemporary times.

Jul
20
Sat
Downtown Albuquerque Growers’ Market @ Robinson Park
Jul 20 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm

About Us

Mission Statement 
The Downtown Growers’ Market’s mission is to support and promote local agriculture, small business development and community engagement in order to better the economics, health, wellbeing and education of New Mexico residents and visitors.We’re located in historic Robinson ParkThe Downtown Growers’ Market is run by the DowntownABQ Main Street Initiative. The Market began in 1996, and continues to grow exponentially thanks to our vibrant community. The market is home to over 60 New Mexican growers offering the highest quality produce available in Albuquerque, along with a wide array of talented local artists and a delicious mix of prepared food artisans.Every week we feature a live band, yoga at 8:45am, community nonprofits, a bike valet service, and lots of community spirit! All are welcome! We accept EBT/SNAP funds {which we’ll double for you!}, that can be processed at our Information Booth, as well as WIC and Senior checks. Also, if you forgot cash- we got you covered! Visit the Info Booth on the east end of the park to learn how you can use your debit card to acquire market tokens.

Green Initiatives


We’re SOLAR POWERED. Positive Energy Solar provides electricity for our band and Java Joe’s espresso machine.

​BIKE to the market! Our neighbors at the Raynold’s Neighborhood Association provide a Bike Valet Service every Saturday starting May 5th. Bike to the market, leave your bike with them, and enjoy a stroll!

We have compost and recycling at Market in an effort to produce no waste. We are looking for volunteers to help with this program. If you are interested, please contact us below.

Expo New Mexico Flea Market @ EXPO New Mexico
Jul 20 @ 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
BUYING? SELLING? Join the fun at New Mexico’s largest open air market! We are located in Albuquerque at Expo New Mexico Fairgrounds on Central Avenue west of Louisiana Boulevard.
Thousands of people come every Saturday and Sunday. People are buying and selling just about anything and everything you can imagine–old, new, unique, tried and true.
If you have any questions regarding the Flea Market please call
505-319-2849
Hours: Saturday & Sunday 7:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
weather permitting
Lavender In The Village Festival @ Agri Nature Center
Jul 20 @ 8:00 am – Jul 21 @ 3:00 pm


Lavender Festival, July 20 & 21, 2019
8am – 3pm Agri Nature Center
Village of Los Ranchos, NM

All proceeds from the festival support Lavender in the Village, a 501(c)3 whose mission is to support local agricultural and educational programming

100 Vendors of Lavender Plants, Products, Lotions, Fine Art, Local Beer & Wine, and much more.

Route 66 Summerfest @ Nob Hill
Jul 20 @ 5:00 pm – Jul 21 @ 12:00 am

Route 66 Summerfest

Free, family, fun, concert-series.

2019 Route 66 Summerfest - Magic Giant on Wood

Saturday, July 20, 2019 | 5-10 p.m. | Historic Nob Hill 

This free event features fun for the whole family including the Old Route 66 Car Show, Mother Road Art Market, Kids Zone & Youth Central, food trucks and live entertainment in Nob Hill on Central Ave. from Girard Blvd. to Washington St. Join us!

Vendors

The application for this event is closed for vendors.

Performers

National Headliner – Magic Giant

Los Angeles based American indi-folk band Magic Giant was described “Cool as Folk” by LA Weekly after their Coachella performance. The band has been thrilling growing crowds at every stop along its 70-city North American and European tour, celebrating the release of its debut album In The Wind. Magic Giant’s style has been described by NPR as “upbeat, passionate indie-folk” and by Billboard as inspiring “mass dance-alongs.” The band’s current single “Window” leaped into the Top 40 on Billboard’s Hot Adult Contemporary and Adult Pop charts; and the new acoustic album debuted in the iTunes Alternative top 25.

Entertainment Schedule

Main Stage: Central Ave. & Girard Blvd. 

NM Jazz Festival Stage: Nob Hill Shopping Center

Route 66 East Stage: Central Ave. & Graceland Dr.

Food & Snacks

Great food and delicious beverages can be found on just about any corner in Nob Hill. Grab a bite to eat from a local food truck or relax in one of the many restaurants in the area for libations, ask about their specials.

Mother Road Art Market

Shop local! Browse through a variety of local handcrafted artisans ranging from pottery, housewares, and baked goods to clothing, body products and jewelry. There will be plenty to choose from and these local artisans have what you’re looking for.

Don’t forget to stop by local boutiques and businesses throughout Nob Hill, in and around the event.

Kids Zone & Youth Central

The kids’ area is full of fun activities including free face painting, an inflatable bounce house, slides and games and two 25-foot rock climbing walls, presented by the City of Albuquerque Parks & Recreation Department.

Old Route 66 Car Show

Car enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy seeing the variety of show vehicles parked down Central Ave. in the Old Route 66 Car Show.

All show cars are welcome! If you would like to participate, entries may register the day of the event on-site for $20 or preregister for $15: 2019 Old Route 66 Car Show Registration Form. For more information call Nob Hill Main Street at: 505.923.0759.

Nob Hill Main Street Logo Nob Hill Main Street

Visit the area of Tulane Dr. from Central Ave. to Silver Ave. and see it transform as Tractor Brewing Co. hosts Chalk Art Fest, a battle of the sidewalk. Seven artists will create sidewalk chalk art prior to Route 66 Summerfest and compete during the event for a cash prize. See which local artist will prevail as the champion.

Stay tuned for more Nob Hill Main Street announcements.

Getting There

Free Park & Ride

Parking is available at the lot on the southwest corner of Lomas Blvd. and University Blvd. (View Map) Free buses will run from the lot to Johnson Field throughout the event.

Parking

Parking lots and street parking is available in the surrounding area, please be sure to follow all parking laws.

Bike Valet

Skip traffic on the road, stick to the trails and take advantage of the free Bike Valet provided by Esperanza Bicycle Education Center.

Event Specifics

Route 66 Summerfest is free to the public. Pets are welcome on leashes. This is a rain or shine event.

Pueblo Harvest Party on the Patio @ Pueblo Harvest
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

 

Pueblo Harvest hosts live music every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening year-round. While you listen (and dance!), enjoy a festive taco bar, all-you-can-eat horno-baked pizza, handcrafted signature cocktails, craft beer from award-winning local breweries, and a creative menu of appetizers from our acclaimed culinary team.

May through October
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, 6-9:30 pm
$12 cover
Live music and horno-baked pizza on Pueblo Harvest’s beautiful outdoor patio.

Jul
21
Sun
Expo New Mexico Flea Market @ EXPO New Mexico
Jul 21 @ 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
BUYING? SELLING? Join the fun at New Mexico’s largest open air market! We are located in Albuquerque at Expo New Mexico Fairgrounds on Central Avenue west of Louisiana Boulevard.
Thousands of people come every Saturday and Sunday. People are buying and selling just about anything and everything you can imagine–old, new, unique, tried and true.
If you have any questions regarding the Flea Market please call
505-319-2849
Hours: Saturday & Sunday 7:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
weather permitting
Rail Yards Market @ Albuquerque Rail Yards - Blacksmith Shop
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

RAIL YARDS MARKET
Come to the Rail Yards Market every Sunday for food, art, music and community. Set in Downtown Albuquerque’s Rail Yards enjoy local artisans, growers and musicians. For an inside look at the market, check out this blog post.

The Rail Yards Market’s mission is to celebrate the cuisine, culture, and art of Albuquerque and the State of New Mexico. Our commitment is to:
• Preserve the legacy of an historic downtown neighborhood.
• Gather the city’s many communities around a shared space.
• Nurture the next generation of local entrepreneurs.
• Create a dynamic hub for Albuquerque’s agricultural and artisanal
communities.
• Promote tourism by providing Albuquerque with a must-see
destination in the heart of downtown.
• Demonstrate one of many potential uses for the Rail Yards site.
• Promote the knowledge and preservation of New Mexico’s heirloom
crop varieties

Event Details

Time: 10am-2pm
Recurrence: Every Sunday
Admission: Free

Location: Blacksmith Shop at the Albuquerque Rail Yard in Barelas

777 1st Street SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-600-1109

Jul
25
Thu
ABQ BioPark Summer Nights Concert Series @ Zoo - ABQ Bio Park
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Zoo Music Concert Series

Zoo Music Concert Series

ABQ BioPark Summer Music

Summer Nights musical concerts highlight local and regional talent in the beautiful ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden, highlighting folk and Americana sounds.

The 2019 dates for Summer Nights are Thursdays, June 13-July 25.

Pueblo Harvest Party on the Patio @ Pueblo Harvest
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

 

Pueblo Harvest hosts live music every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening year-round. While you listen (and dance!), enjoy a festive taco bar, all-you-can-eat horno-baked pizza, handcrafted signature cocktails, craft beer from award-winning local breweries, and a creative menu of appetizers from our acclaimed culinary team.

May through October
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, 6-9:30 pm
$12 cover
Live music and horno-baked pizza on Pueblo Harvest’s beautiful outdoor patio.

Jul
26
Fri
48-Hour Film Project
Jul 26 – Jul 28 all-day

Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

The weekend? July 26 – 28, 2019

The challenge? To make a film in only 48 hours!

Filmmakers from all over the Albuquerque, NM area will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will go up against films from around the world at Filmapalooza 2020 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2020 Short Film Corner.

Participating Teams

Here are some of the teams that will be making a short film for Albuquerque in only 48 hours.

  • 2880 Jennifer McKinley
  • Bound by Tape Mike Radigan
  • Celluloid Boy John Blankenship
  • Ghetto Blaster Productions Angel Lopez
  • Ghost Flower Films Aldo Jadrnicek
  • Katharsis Media Joel McKenzie
  • Musketeers Media Sally Mittler
  • Over The Hill Gang t Michael Miller
  • Practical Actors Acting Out Loud Rafael Velasquez
  • The False Door Tyler Duvall
  • UnScene Media ALDREI ALFONSO
  • Watch My Movie Productions Beth Hansen
Pueblo Harvest Party on the Patio @ Pueblo Harvest
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

 

Pueblo Harvest hosts live music every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening year-round. While you listen (and dance!), enjoy a festive taco bar, all-you-can-eat horno-baked pizza, handcrafted signature cocktails, craft beer from award-winning local breweries, and a creative menu of appetizers from our acclaimed culinary team.

May through October
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, 6-9:30 pm
$12 cover
Live music and horno-baked pizza on Pueblo Harvest’s beautiful outdoor patio.

Best of Rio Rancho Party @ The State at the Star
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Rio Rancho The Magazine invites you to come celebrate THE BEST OF RIO RANCHO 2019. Please join us Friday, July 26, 2019 at 7 PM at The Stage at Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel. This is a free 21+ event open to the public, you must bring valid ID to attend. We will be honoring the winners of this year’s inaugural Best of Rio Rancho awards. There will be happy hour drinks and food available. You will not want to miss it!!

Jul
27
Sat
Contemporary Hispanic Market
Jul 27 – Jul 28 all-day

 

The market is open free to the public each year, during the last weekend of July. There will be 134 booths with many medium forms of artwork created by New Mexico Hispanic resident Artists.

 Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28, 2019

  • 8am to 5pm

  • Located on Lincoln Ave , Santa Fe, NM

Downtown Albuquerque Growers’ Market @ Robinson Park
Jul 27 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm

About Us

Mission Statement 
The Downtown Growers’ Market’s mission is to support and promote local agriculture, small business development and community engagement in order to better the economics, health, wellbeing and education of New Mexico residents and visitors.We’re located in historic Robinson ParkThe Downtown Growers’ Market is run by the DowntownABQ Main Street Initiative. The Market began in 1996, and continues to grow exponentially thanks to our vibrant community. The market is home to over 60 New Mexican growers offering the highest quality produce available in Albuquerque, along with a wide array of talented local artists and a delicious mix of prepared food artisans.Every week we feature a live band, yoga at 8:45am, community nonprofits, a bike valet service, and lots of community spirit! All are welcome! We accept EBT/SNAP funds {which we’ll double for you!}, that can be processed at our Information Booth, as well as WIC and Senior checks. Also, if you forgot cash- we got you covered! Visit the Info Booth on the east end of the park to learn how you can use your debit card to acquire market tokens.

Green Initiatives


We’re SOLAR POWERED. Positive Energy Solar provides electricity for our band and Java Joe’s espresso machine.

​BIKE to the market! Our neighbors at the Raynold’s Neighborhood Association provide a Bike Valet Service every Saturday starting May 5th. Bike to the market, leave your bike with them, and enjoy a stroll!

We have compost and recycling at Market in an effort to produce no waste. We are looking for volunteers to help with this program. If you are interested, please contact us below.

Expo New Mexico Flea Market @ EXPO New Mexico
Jul 27 @ 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
BUYING? SELLING? Join the fun at New Mexico’s largest open air market! We are located in Albuquerque at Expo New Mexico Fairgrounds on Central Avenue west of Louisiana Boulevard.
Thousands of people come every Saturday and Sunday. People are buying and selling just about anything and everything you can imagine–old, new, unique, tried and true.
If you have any questions regarding the Flea Market please call
505-319-2849
Hours: Saturday & Sunday 7:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
weather permitting
Athletes Beyond Boundaries Summer Fest @ Haynes Community Center and Park
Jul 27 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Athletes Beyond Boundaries (ABB) is hosting its 2nd annual Summer Fest Carnival and Vendor Event at Haynes Park & BBQ Rotary Pavilion on July 27th! Join us, from 11am – 4 pm, at this fun, affordable, family-friendly event that includes tons of old school carnival games (Cupcake Walk, Duck Pond, Ring Toss, Dunk Tank, Pick a Giant Nose, and so many more!), lots of great food, tons of amazing vendors and interactive booths from the community (Police, Fire, etc)! You don’t want to miss this!

*ABB is a 501(c)(3) corporation whose current project is raising funds for the PCS Gym Project. For more information, email us at athletesbeyondboundaries@gmail.com

Pueblo Harvest Party on the Patio @ Pueblo Harvest
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

 

Pueblo Harvest hosts live music every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening year-round. While you listen (and dance!), enjoy a festive taco bar, all-you-can-eat horno-baked pizza, handcrafted signature cocktails, craft beer from award-winning local breweries, and a creative menu of appetizers from our acclaimed culinary team.

May through October
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, 6-9:30 pm
$12 cover
Live music and horno-baked pizza on Pueblo Harvest’s beautiful outdoor patio.